A team of sponsors, friends, and supporters gathered at the Molina's apartment complex in Salinas, CA, on April 17, 2014, to surprise them with a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The gift was made possible by Malone's Collision Repair, My Dealers, Cal's Motors, P&S Detailing, and Cardinale Auto Group.
Other Jacob's Heart parents showed up to show their support for Maria. One mother, Jennifer Watson, said she couldn't imagine not having a car to be able to take her daughter Effy to her cancer treatments.
"It's already so hard and so challenging with the resources and if you take resources away from getting to the hospital for treatment, then that's a lifesaving trip you have to make every month," said Watson. "It's amazing and an incredible program and such a gift for this family in need."
Joe Malone, with Malone's Collision Repair, handed over the keys and paperwork proudly to the Molina parents.
"We just try and reach out and give people a hand up when they are down," said Malone. "I can't imagine what they are going through and if I can give an extra hand and prayer, then I did my part."